TMS Event Details

Event Title: Litigation Decision Tree Analysis – What It Is and How It Can Best Be Used In Mediation

Event Type: Roundtable


7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Program
Sideman & Bancroft LLP*
One Embarcadero Center
Twenty-second floor
San Francisco, CA


*Please note that your admittance to the building may be delayed or denied
if you are not on the name list at the Security Desk.

There is no charge for this event.
Members may bring pre-registered guests

Coffee, juice and pastries will be served

Presenter: Bruce LeBeron

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Time: 12:00 AM


The talk is an introduction to the application of decision tree analysis to litigation and mediation. A participatory demonstration sets out the basics of decision theory, decision trees, subjective probability, value of information, value of control, risk attitude, and how to use these tools to determine settlement valuation. We will then discuss how to best use these principals and tools to both communicate clearly with the disputants and promote speedier resolution in mediation and settlement negotiations.n
**** This is an MCLE program, so participants must attend in person or through the conference call-in number in order to obtain MCLE credit.

If your only option is by phone, please email to be included on the list for distribution of pre-program handout in order to be able to follow the program and receive MCLE credit.

(While the program will be accessible by phone it is very visual and it is highly recommended that attendance be in person.) *****n
Dr. Bruce L. Beron founded the Litigation Risk Management Institute in 1988. He has trained thousands of attorneys and executives in Litigation Analysis and Decision and Risk Analysis. Dr. Beron has successfully conducted Litigation Risk Management & Settlement Valuation Analyses in a broad spectrum of cases involving national class action settlements, antitrust, toxic torts, product liability, securities law, patent infringement, insurance and breach of contract. He has also written papers, given talks, and participated in panel discussions relating to the use of Litigation Risk Management for ADR in general and for mediation and arbitration in particular. Many of his consulting assignments have involved assisting clients with mediation and arbitration.

For more information, please see his web site: